Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
This season our Book Club will be reading
Thur 21 Sept
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Thur 19 Oct
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Thur 16 Nov
Still Life by Sarah Winman
Thur 14 Dec
The Five people You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Suitable for 18+ years.
Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
21 Sept, 19 Oct, 16 Nov, 14 Dec
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)
Led by Creative Eye.
Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.
Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.
You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.
Wed 27 Sept Abstract Pouch/Case Painting
Wed 4 Oct Block Printing
Wed 11 Oct Dictionary Embroidery
Wed 18 Oct Cork Pumpkin
Wed 25 Oct Scrap Fabric Wreath
Wed 1 Nov Polymer Clay Broach
Wed 15 Nov CD Mosaic Tea-light holder
Wed 22 Nov Air Dry Glass Design
Wed 29 Nov Christmas Cards
Wed 6 Dec Christmas Gnome Hanging Ornament
Wed 13 Dec Salt Dough Ornament
Wed 20 Dec Fabric Tree Ornament
Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea
These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.
If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
Led by Sophie Keaveney
Do you like to crochet or knit? Join us for a relaxed and creative get together over a drink of your choice.
Suitable for those with experience of crochet / knitting.
Please bring your own project along. Some spare needles and wool will be available.
This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.
If you are taking part online, you will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email
Wed 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 6 Dec
7pm – 8.30pm
£6 including a drink from the bar | £3 online
Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan
Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.
8 Sept - 6 Oct (5 weeks)
13 Oct - 17 Nov, exc 27 Oct (5 weeks)
24 Nov - 15 Dec (4 weeks)
£12 per session | £50 for 5 week course | £40 for 4 week course
Suitable for 18+ years
About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.
Led by Amanda Schenk
Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.
Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.
In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.
You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.
18 Sept, 16 Oct, 13 Nov, 4 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Led by Kate Hughes
Join Kate Hughes of Kate Hughes Meditation for an hour of mindfulness, designed to promote calm and awareness.
During the session we will explore breathing techniques, different kinds of meditation, and various mindfulness exercises including some gentle movement (this can be adapted to suit all mobility levels).
No experience of meditation or mindfulness is required, and these sessions are suitable for you if you are an absolute beginner or have done some kind of mindfulness practice before.
Please wear comfortable clothing. The session will end with a relaxation exercise and you may wish to bring your own mat and blanket, although these will be provided.
29 Sept, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 15 Dec
6.30pm – 7.30pm
£12 per session
Led by Zoe Brennan.
Suitable for people with some Pilates experience or those who are looking for a slightly more challenging class. Still covering alignment, breathing and centering but with more focus on strengthening and toning your body. At the end of the class we will take a few moments to relax and unwind.
You will need your own mat.
5 Sept - 3 Oct (5 weeks)
17 Oct - 21 Nov (5 weeks)
28 Nov - 19 Dec (4 weeks)
12.15pm - 1.15pm
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
Led by Seann Wilkinson
A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!
Tues 5 Sept - 19 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £150 per 15 week term
Led by Annet Bowler
Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!
This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.
Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.
It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!
7 Sept, 14 Sept, 21 Sept, 28 Sept, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec
11.30am – 12.30pm
£7 per class | £30 for 5 sessions a term
Please note on Thurs 12 Oct this class will be covered by Heena Rehman.
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
If the tutor is unavailable for a session, a replacement will be provided wherever possible.